AHEAD of the first Guid Nychburris festivities in three years, the Guid Nychburris principals for 2022 visited Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary yesterday and met staff and patients of all ages.
This year’s event is the first since the COVID-19 pandemic, and, appropriately, it has a strong medical flavour.
This year’s Cornet’s Lass is healthcare support worker Robyn Peden and the Pursuivant is consultant haematologist Dr Ranjit Thomas.
Also visiting were this year’s Queen of the South, Kady Kirkpatrick, and her attendants Derri Love and Casey Gilmour, all from Northwest Community Campus; Cornet Ross Findlater; this year’s Lynors Cameron Robertson, Robert Neill, William Black and Ross Boyd; and Guid Nychburris vice-chairman Alan Moffat, who was presented with a cup in appreciation of his forty years’ involvement with Guid Nychburris.
Their host was clinical manager Bill Irving.The principals visited the children’s ward and met Beatrice Woods, one of the patients, in the ward’s outdoor play area. In the day surgery ward they paid a surprise visit to patient Selena Wilson, and then went on to meet nursing staff in the oncology ward and laboratory staff in the hospital’s haematology laboratory.